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Pruning Plum Beauty

Postby Westi » Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:33 pm

I have looked up pruning so have an idea about what I should be aiming for regards an open centre but the little beauty is full of fruit this year. If I do the right type of pruning then it would need some of the fruit being removed, which I'm not prepared to do as they are so tasty.

Would it be OK to just prune back the longer branches that are not bearing fruit now & give my neighbor some sun back then shape it after harvesting?This won't actually be winter so will I risk silver leaf or should it be OK?

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Re: Pruning Plum Beauty

Postby Beryl » Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:35 pm

Westi, I wouldn't like to advise you on pruning, not my best subject but isn't wonderful to have so much fruit for the first time this year. I am leaving well alone and going to enjoy it.

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Re: Pruning Plum Beauty

Postby Westi » Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:34 pm

I trimmed the very long branches that were going a bit wild, saved all the fruit but 1. Neighbor was grateful to have some sun back but have 1 branch of their own that has 6 plums on it so they are happy.

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